I'm a huge fan of Strange Chemistry - Laura Lam's Pantomime and Shadowplay are big favourites of mine and several others - especially Kim Curran's Shift trilogy and Gwenda Bond's Blackwood - are highly recommended, so I always keep an eye out for what's coming next from them. When Caroline offered me the chance to be a part of a trailer reveal for Sarah J Schmitt's upcoming It's A Wonderful Death, I jumped at the chance. The below still has me seriously intrigued to read the book (coming in October) and to see the full trailer (which will be released on Friday!)
It’s A Wonderful Death
Sarah J Schmitt
Mean Girls meets A Christmas CarolWhen RJ’s soul is accidentally collected by a distracted Grim Reaper, somebody in the afterlife better figure out a way to send her back from the dead or heads will roll.
Eventually RJ is presented with two options: she can remain in the Lobby, where souls wait to be processed, until her original lifeline expires; or replay three moments in her life in an effort to make choices that will produce a future deemed worthy of being saved. It sounds like a no brainer. She’ll take the walk down memory lane. How hard can changing her future be?
But with each moment, RJ's life begins to unravel. Will she ever find redemption and walk amongst the living again?
Sarah J. Schmitt is an elementary school librarian and Youth Service Professional for Teens at a public library who, in addition to planning a variety of events, enjoys opening up the world of books to reluctant readers. She also runs a teen writing program that combines Skype visits from well-known authors and screenwriters, with critique group feedback. Sarah is an active member of SCBWI, ALA and the Indiana Library Federation and is a regular participant at the Midwest Writer’s Workshop.